MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 43,050 this week

To Be (1990)

 |  Animation, Short, Comedy
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 82 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A scientist has invented a teleportation device, but when an observer learns the details of how it works, she is left with a moral dilemma and a meditation on the nature of self and morals.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 249 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 2068 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "To Be" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: To Be (1990)

To Be (1990) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of To Be.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney
Duck Amuck (1953)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Director: Robert Cannon
Stars: Marvin Miller
Scaredy Cat (1948)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Bill Roberts
Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Handysides ...
Woman / Narrator / Singer (voice)
Howard Ryshpan ...
Scientist (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A scientist has invented a teleportation device, but when an observer learns the details of how it works, she is left with a moral dilemma and a meditation on the nature of self and morals.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
While entertaining, it will also make you think about many philosophical points

This marvelous short from the National Film Board of Canada is sometimes funny, very creative and entertaining, but ultimately leaves you pondering some very serious subjects and it stayed with me for quite a while after I saw it the first time. It shows on O Canada on the Cartoon Network from time to time. Most Recommended.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can you find this video? yankeecroc02
Discuss To Be (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?